The topics in this section cover the User Management policy settings.
To administer Skype for Business Server users, Active Roles requires a connection to a computer running the following server role in your Skype for Business Server deployment: Front End Server (in case of Skype for Business Server Enterprise Edition) or Standard Edition Server. The computer must be from an Active Directory domain that is registered with Active Roles as a managed domain. By using the Server policy setting, you can specify how you want Active Roles to select a Skype for Business Server computer:
Note that at least one of your Active Directory domains that hold computers running the Front End Server or Standard Edition Server must be registered with Active Roles as a managed domain. Otherwise, Active Roles is unable to discover your Skype for Business Server deployment, so Skype for Business Server User Management functions are unavailable.
The SIP User Name policy setting allows you to configure a rule for generating the SIP user name based on other properties of the user account. When adding a new Skype for Business Server user, Active Roles uses that rule to generate the SIP user name on the Web Interface page for enabling users for Skype for Business Server. The rule has an effect if you select the SIP address option that provides for entering a SIP user name. On the page where you edit Skype for Business Server users, the rule performs a validation function, preventing changes to the SIP user name that violate the rule.
To configure a rule, you set up a value that acts as a template for the SIP user name. You can add one or more entries to the value, with each entry representing one of the following:
The rule sets the SIP user name to the string value obtained by calculating each entry and then concatenating the calculation results so that they form a single string value.
By default, the policy allows the generated name to be modified. The SIP User Name policy setting provides the option to prevent changing the generated name. If you select that option, the SIP user name is read-only on the Web Interface page for enabling users for Skype for Business Server.
The SIP Domain policy setting allows you to configure a rule that restricts selection of a SIP domain for the user SIP address. When you add a new Skype for Business Server user or edit an existing Skype for Business Server user, this rule determines the list from which you can select a SIP domain for the user’s SIP address. In case of adding a new Skype for Business Server user, the rule applies to any SIP address option that involves selecting a SIP domain from the list.
To configure a rule, you choose one of these policy options: